Also known as the Elwick Racecourse or Tattersall's Park, the Hobart Racecourse which is beautifully located just 10kms from the Hobart CBD, in Glenorchy. The race track also overlooks the amazing Bay of Elwick plus from the track one can see a 360 degree view of the majestic Mt Wellington and the River Derwent.
The racecourse started back in the 1880s and is considered as one of the premier thoroughbred racing tracks every built in Australia. Currently the Hobart Racecourse conducts an average of 110 race meets each year. The racecourse follows an anticlockwise track and does have 4 chutes that are located all around the course. With its 1,990m track and a 350m straight it's a little challenging for both the horse and the jockey. The final uphill bend leads past the classic member's pavilion. However despite the steepish climb in the home turn, the track over all is considered a fair track for all runners.
Currently the race course is under the operation of the Tasmanian Racing club with famous events such as the Elwick Stakes, Thomas Lyon's Stakes, Tasmanian Derby and the Hobart Cup. The Hobart racecourse normally doesn't hold races of group 1 or 2 quality, but mostly group 3 like the Hobart Cup which is indeed very famous amongst all the races held in the Hobart. It is referred to by some local and even foreign spectators as the premier social event to be held in Tasmania.
There was a redevelopment project costing about $20 million done on the Hobart Racecourse during 2004. This includes a grandstand and a new bookmakers area and construction of a 19m harness track and a 6.5 meter greyhounds track.